May the Force be with You…

There is a force that is always present around us…. If you are a fan of sci-fi, I’m not referring to ‘the Force’ that gives the Jedi knights their superhuman powers in Star Wars. No, I’m referring to the all-powerful, unremitting, omnipresent and very real force of gravity.  One paradox of humans is that when something is ubiquitous we become […]

Good Posture: ChatGPT versus Human Perspective

After hearing so much hype about what the media call ‘Artificial Intelligence’, I was curious and downloaded ChatGPT on my phone. Being a Rolfer and Yoga teacher, my first question was: ‘What is good posture?’ The answer was detailed and included the words balance, upright position, natural curves of the spine and distributing weight evenly. […]

Relation between Coccyx – Spinal and Hip Extensions

I always enjoy watching videos of sprinting Cheetahs. They are so powerful, yet slender and graceful as their body undulates with ease for maximum efficiency and speed.  Notice when the spine is in extension the base of the tail points upwards, not downwards. The area between the base of the tail and the rear legs […]

Your Body, Your Yoga, Your Way

Postural patterns and Yoga. Are you aware of your specific postural patterns and movement habits? Because we are unique and have different postural habits and restrictions,  there is not only one way to practice a yoga asana (posture). Together for each asana we explore and practice variations.  Knowing that an advanced yoga posture is not […]

Vestibular System: Find your Balance and Spatial Orientation

Are you struggling to balance? Rolfing can help to improve balance and spatial orientation. The vestibular system or inner ear, is a sensory system that creates the sense of balance and spatial orientation. It consists of three semi circular canals and otolithes which detect rotational movements and linear accelerations. Certain common habits have the effect of […]

Principles of Good Work Sitting Posture

These are easy to follow principles of good work sitting posture.  Now observe your body sensations, does the posterior compartment of your pelvic floor, your coccyx area feel spacious? Does your spine give you support?  Your sitting position should be comfortable, however keep in mind that the human body is designed for movements, not for […]

Discover the Full Potential of your Feet

Last week, in a Greek paradise, a friend made me step out of my conventional habits by suggesting that I take my shoes off and walk barefoot in the forest with her. Like many I enjoy walking barefoot at home or on a fine sandy beach. Walking barefoot in the forest turned out to be […]

The Six Million Dollar Man

‘Steve Austin, astronaut: a man barely alive… Gentlemen we can rebuild him. We have the technology, we have the capability to make the worlds first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.’ Do you remember these lines? This was the introduction of my favourite TV show in the […]

White Nights, Mikhail Baryshnikov & Gregory Hines

Balance and orientation. Here’s a video that I enjoy watching. We see two great dancers dancing together, Michael Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines. Although they are performing the same moves, we can see differences in their postures and orientations? Who do you think is orienting himself more to the ground and who is more balanced between ground […]